Saturday, March 15, 2014

Critters 4 (1992)

Director: Rupert Harvey

Writers: Rupert Harvey, Barry Opper, Joseph Lyle, David J. Schow

Composers: Peter Manning, Robinson

Starring: Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Paul Whitthorne, Anders Hove, Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif, Eric DaRe, Martine Beswick, Anne Ramsay

More info: IMDb

Tagline: In space, they love to hear you scream!

Plot: Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the transporter takes him with it and then gets lost in space. After 53 deep-frozen years, he's found by a private wreckage collector team under the unscrupulous Rick. On behalf of the mighty company Terracor they bring him to an empty space station - but Rick is curious and opens the box... so Charlie has work again, to keep the Critters from eating everybody.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I think space is where franchises go to die.  Don't quote me on that.  This is the fourth and final of a series that I haven't seen until now.  I suppose I'll need to go back and at least watch the first one.  I've nothing else to base this series off of except this one.  It's not horrible but it's such a bland ALIEN (1979) clone that it can't come close to living up to that classic (not that they try too hard) but then again, when that happens you're practically forced into thinking about the better film.  But hey, it's got Brad Dourif and Angela Bassett.  They're fun to watch.  As for the Critters, it felt like they were barely in it.  There definitely should have been more Critters action.  And Zenomorphs from ALIEN.  that would have spiced things up and shorten the picture by a half hour in the process.  This crew wouldn't last ten minutes with one of them sumbitches on board.

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